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  • College student allergic to exercise

    College student allergic to exercise

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:50:46 GMT
    UT student Catlin McComish has an unusual allergy. She's allergic to working out too hard. Catlin explains When I get to a certain level of exertion..my core body temperature obviously rises....which in turn causes a lot of mass cells to be released which in turn causes me to go into analphabetic shock."The condition put an end to her promising soccer career at UT. Trainers have tried everything to help Catlin, from having her wear a cooling vest to cool showers. Nothing worked.UT's team doct...
    UT student Catlin McComish has an unusual allergy. She's allergic to working out too hard. Catlin explains When I get to a certain level of exertion..my core body temperature obviously rises....which in turn causes a lot of mass cells to be released which in turn causes me to go into analphabetic shock."The condition put an end to her promising soccer career at UT. Trainers have tried everything to help Catlin, from having her wear a cooling vest to cool showers. Nothing worked.UT's team doct...
  • Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:18:30 GMT
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...
  • New medical simulation center at UT

    New medical simulation center at UT

    It's the most radical change yet in teaching medical students, and it's almost like something out of science fiction. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch takes us on a tour of the new multi-million dollar simulation center at UT's Health Science Campus.
  • Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread.
    Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread.
  • Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
  • BG cancer center offers treatment close to home

    BG cancer center offers treatment close to home

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:44:25 GMT
    Cancer patients in Wood County will now have a treatment option closer to hope thanks to a $3.2 million dollar center.They will be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy there instead of driving to
    Cancer patients in Wood County will now have a treatment option closer to hope thanks to a $3.2 million dollar center.
  • Reporting of drug-addicted babies to be Ohio law

    Reporting of drug-addicted babies to be Ohio law

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:31:53 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.    The measure was among 13
    Ohio's governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
  • Telemedicine revolutionizing doctor appointments

    Telemedicine revolutionizing doctor appointments

    Top medical care is now available over the airwaves, and telemedicine is starting to be used in area emergency rooms. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch shows us how it works.
  • Enrollees worry about cost of Affordable Care plans

    Enrollees worry about cost of Affordable Care plans

    The dust is settling after the last minute sign-ups to the Affordable Care Act. Now many people are starting to notice the high deductible they face with the basic care plans. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch has the story.
  • Ohio grants target anti-drug programs for kids

    Ohio grants target anti-drug programs for kids

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:00:47 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Twenty-two grants totaling $1.5 million will help strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention programs in Ohio.    The governor's office said Monday that the Building Youth
    Twenty-two grants totaling $1.5 million will help strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention programs in Ohio.
  • New hysterectomy cuts down on recovery time and pain

    New hysterectomy cuts down on recovery time and pain

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-03 14:50:56 GMT
    A local Gynecologist became one of the first in the region to perform a new hysterectomy that cuts down on a woman's hospital stay and her recovery time. 28 year old Andria Calvert is one of the first
    A local Gynecologist became one of the first in the region to perform a new hysterectomy that cuts down on a woman's hospital stay and her recovery time.
  • World Autism Day held amid increasing diagnoses

    World Autism Day held amid increasing diagnoses

    Wednesday is World Autism Day. It comes as the numbers of children diagnosed with autism is going steadily up, along with the cost of treating it. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch takes a look at how the disorder is affecting families in our area.
  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 111 cases

    Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 111 cases

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:54:53 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University. Health officials
    Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University.
  • Health care website stumbles on last day

    Health care website stumbles on last day

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:38:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed
    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day.
  • Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Sunday, March 30 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-30 22:59:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve
    A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery.
  • Last minute help for healthcare sign up

    Last minute help for healthcare sign up

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:49:07 GMT
    Time is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Monday, March 31 is the last day for uninsured Americans to log onto Healthcare.gov and start the enrollment process.
    Time is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Proactive approach best for fighting spring allergies

    Proactive approach best for fighting spring allergies

    As the spring season approaches, so do the seasonal allergies that come with it. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch has more on what you need to do before the first buds bloom.
  • Blade Briefing: Affordable Care Act deadline

    Blade Briefing: Affordable Care Act deadline

    The deadline to sign up for healthcare is just around the corner. Under the Affordable Care Act, Monday is the last day to sign up. In Lucas County, officials have already seen a surge of people trying to sign up. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us with what you need to know.
  • US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:40:58 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68. That's a 30 percent jump from the last estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
    The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68. That's a 30 percent jump from the last estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
  • Lack of sleep and brain damage

    Lack of sleep and brain damage

    Are you one someone who skimps on sleep during the week and tries to make up for it by taking naps or sleeping extra on weekends? A new sleep study shows “catching up” on sleep may not work, and chronic lack of sleep can cause damage to parts of the brain.
  • Affordable Care Act deadline approaching fast

    Affordable Care Act deadline approaching fast

    The deadline to apply for federal healthcare is just five days away, and millions of Americans have yet to sign up. For those who are still trying, it's been an uphill battle. 13abc's Christina Williams is working to answer the questions for those in need.
  • Toledo's last abortion clinic fights for license

    Toledo's last abortion clinic fights for license

    The city of Toledo's last abortion clinic is fighting to keep its license in the face of a state mandate requiring such facilities to have a transfer agreement with a hospital.
    The city of Toledo's last abortion clinic is fighting to keep its license in the face of a state mandate requiring such facilities to have a transfer agreement with a hospital.
  • Teen heroin addicts start with pot

    Teen heroin addicts start with pot

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:44:34 GMT
    Teen Heroin addicts often start their drug use with pot. That's just the reality for the younger heroin addicts. 13ABC spoke to Stephanie and Derek, both recovering heroin addicts in their early 20's.
    Teen Heroin addicts often start their drug use with pot. That's just the reality for the younger heroin addicts.
  • Your Health: Ohio county health rankings

    Your Health: Ohio county health rankings

  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 69 cases

    Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 69 cases

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:42:41 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University.    They are urging residents to make sure they have
    Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Donations For Local Girl's Birthday

    Longhorn Steakhouse Donations For Local Girl's Birthday

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-03-25 09:07:01 GMT
    Longhorn Steakhouse wants your help celebrating a local girl's fifth birthday. Ava was born three month's premature, and doctors warned she may never walk or talk after suffering a brain hemorrhage as
    Longhorn Steakhouse wants your help celebrating a local girl's fifth birthday.
  • Weight loss surgery offers hope for diabetics

    Weight loss surgery offers hope for diabetics

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:31:25 GMT
    Gastric Bypass Surgery could cure Type-2 Diabetes in many cases and significantly improve the symptoms of Type-1 Diabetes. Michelle Berdnarski is a local woman who has lived 34 years with Type-1 Diabetes.
    Gastric Bypass Surgery could cure Type-2 Diabetes in many cases and significantly improve the symptoms of Type-1 Diabetes.
  • Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:55:45 GMT
    Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock.    The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply
    Prices for bacon, syrup, coffee, orange juice surging.
  • Growing Up Special

    Growing Up Special

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:15:03 GMT
    A special art show is opening this weekend. And it highlights the work of kids with a special needs sibling. The program is called Sibshop, and kids involved are having an art show at the Copper Moon
    A special art show is opening this weekend. And it highlights the work of kids with a special needs sibling. The program is called Sibshop, and kids involved are having an art show at the Copper Moon Gallery on Airport Highway Saturday, March 22nd, from 1pm to 2pm. You can also get more information about the program.
  • Mercy and UTMC end Life Flight partnership

    Mercy and UTMC end Life Flight partnership

    Friday, March 21 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-03-21 16:51:27 GMT
    After nearly two decades Mercy Health Partners is ending its Life Flight partnership with the University of Toledo. The company says its contract with UTMC expires at the end of the month. They agreed
    After nearly two decades Mercy Health Partners is ending its Life FLight partnership with the University of Toledo.
  • Report: Alzheimer’s most expensive disease in nation

    Report: Alzheimer’s most expensive disease in nation

    Alzheimer’s is the most expensive medical condition in the nation, but that is just one of the findings in a new report released Wednesday.
  • Your Health: Pap Test Changes

    Your Health: Pap Test Changes

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:56:07 GMT
    New screening guidelines for cervical cancer? That's what a special FDA advisory panel is recommending. For 60 years women have gotten a traditional pap test to screen for abnormal squamous cells that
    New screening guidelines for cervical cancer? That's what a special FDA advisory panel is recommending.
  • Officials confirm 5 more mumps cases at Ohio State

    Officials confirm 5 more mumps cases at Ohio State

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:26:45 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.    Columbus Public Health reports all but five of those infected are
    Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.
  • Bob Evans Fundraiser to help JDRF

    Bob Evans Fundraiser to help JDRF

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:23:44 GMT
    If you have a hankering for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Bob Evans, then you can satisfy your hunger and help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes or Type 1 diabetes.The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Fundraiser at Bob Evans helps raise money to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
  • Health Department wants 6% budget increase

    Health Department wants 6% budget increase

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:22:55 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says it needs more money to give vaccines, operate clinics and inspect pools and restaurants. Health Department leaders told members at a city council hearing
    Toledo-Lucas County Health Department tells city council it needs a 6 percent budget increase to properly run clinics and other operations.
  • State warns older Ohioans of falling hazards

    State warns older Ohioans of falling hazards

    The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.
    The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.
  • Deputy saves six chickens from fire near West Unity

    Deputy saves six chickens from fire near West Unity

    Sunday, March 9 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:28:39 GMT
    Six chickens are safe, an unknown number killed, after an overnight fire in Williams County.
    Six chickens are safe, an unknown number killed, after an overnight fire in Williams County.
  • Health care deadline approaching

    Health care deadline approaching

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-03-07 23:40:52 GMT
    Counting down the days until the healthcare deadline.  There are 24 day left until everyone needs to sign-up for health care.  There is worry that not everyone is getting the message and could be facing a
    Counting down the days until the healthcare deadline.  There are 24 days left until everyone needs to sign-up for health care.  There is worry that not everyone is getting the message and could be facing a
  • New pain medicine raises addiction fears

    New pain medicine raises addiction fears

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-03-07 23:08:45 GMT
    A new pain medication is raising addiction fears among experts. Zohydro is 5 times stronger than anything on the market now. It's the equivalent of taking 10 Vicodin. Bryan Coehrs is the director of the
    A new pain medication is raising addiction fears among experts. Zohydro is 5 times stronger than anything on the market now. It's the equivalent of taking 10 Vicodin.
  • Possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University

    Possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:15 PM EST2014-03-06 23:15:59 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.    Mysheika Roberts,
    Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.
  • St. John's Academy closed due to possible Norovirus outbreak

    St. John's Academy closed due to possible Norovirus outbreak

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-03-06 17:40:17 GMT
    An outbreak of the stomach bug, possibly the Norovirus, is prompting administrators to shut down Saint John's Jesuit Academy through the weekend.
    An outbreak of the stomach bug, possibly the Norovirus, is prompting administrators to shut down Saint John's Jesuit Academy through the weekend.
  • ProMedica initiative to make patients safer

    ProMedica initiative to make patients safer

    ProMedica is working to make patients safer before they even walk through the hospital doors.
  • Guardian ends bid to force Amish girl into chemo

    Guardian ends bid to force Amish girl into chemo

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-02-14 21:38:49 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge has ruled.    The decision Thursday is a big step in
    A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge has ruled.
  • Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school

    Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school

    A health official says a person at Kalamazoo Central High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
    A health official says a person at Kalamazoo Central High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
  • Turn the Music DOWN!!!!

    Turn the Music DOWN!!!!

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-02-12 22:41:18 GMT
    Have you ever sat next to your teenager and wondered if the loud music they were listening to on their earphones was making them go deaf? It's a very common question asked of Promedica Dr. Aaron Benson,
    Have you ever sat next to your teenager and wondered if the loud music they were listening to on their earphones was making them go deaf? It's a very common question asked of Promedica Dr. Aaron Benson, specialist in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine. So he invented an app called Noise Lock.
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  • Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
  • Adjusting your thermostat might improve your thinking

    Adjusting your thermostat might improve your thinking

    You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.
    You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

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